Lhasa [Tibet], June 27: Around 17,555 Tibetan people will be relocated away from high-altitude places in Nagqu City, southwest CHina’s Tibet Autonomous Region under a relocation plan that aims to improve the living conditions of the peoples and protect the region’s fragile ecosystem.
In the next one and half months, the people will move from places with an average altitude of over 4,500 meters above sea level to more hospitable areas of about 3,600 meters in Shannan City, Xinhua reported.
Regional forestry and grassland administration Director Wu Wei stated that the people in the city had lived in places with harsh weather and relatively backward production and living conditions, where the grassland degraded.
“The relocation scheme reflects a people – centered development thought, taking consideration of both the ecological protection and people’s demand for a better life,” Wu added.
More than 130,000 people in around 100 Tibet towns will be covered under the relocation plan in eight years, the media added.
This comes after a recent White Paper of Tibet titled ‘Tibet since 1951:Liberation, Development and Prosperity from Beijing’ highlighted very clearly how there was no concern about the level of destruction to Tibet’s environment, reported Tibet Press.
The nature – bound systems of Tibet are now being shattered and destroyed by Beijing for their own benefit, not even giving an iota of thought to the inhabitants.
Instead of acknowledging the environmental destruction in Tibet, it painted a good light on the government by wanting to take eco-friendly and sustainably motivated steps moving forward.
All of these eventually lead to the drying up of rivers, glacial melting, thawing of permafrost, flooding, loss of grasslands and many more – all occurring due to the environmental destruction in Tibet under the hawkish eyes of president Xi Jinping, reported Tibet Press. Click here to read more.